Lester M. Bickerstaff
I found the Bickerstaff/Bickerstaffe Web Page very informative! Thanks for your work. It confirms my family's stories of the where, who, and meaning of the surname.
For being retired, I thought I would have had plenty of time to do some other things, however, as people find out you're retired they want "free consultant services" so I'm now a Mfg'ing Consultant as well a doing my own "thing". By the way, I was in Glennwood Spings, Colorado USA and stayed at a Bed & Breakfast at Mitchell Creek. The host reconized my name and remarked a Bruce Bickerstaff had made some inquires about Mitchell Creek B & B. I told them I thought you were in the Travel Business and it may have been you. If so "small world". I will gather family records and pass on to you if the family agrees. Some of them do not wish to include the Horse Thief or the Boot-Legger, etc.
Here is a picture of my two brothers and I (me in the middle) at my sixtieth birthday.
Lester Marvin Bickerstaff Mfg. Eng. (retired)
(Yes Lester, it was me that asked about staying there. I was considering a ski holiday but my bank manager persuaded me to wait until I could track down a Bickerstaff/e who owned their own ski lodge. Small world all right! ... BB)
( In a later letter, Lester advised "Also, I was pleasently surprised at Gail Bickerstaff Barker's research. Melon A. Bickerstaff was my great-great-grandfather, so she and I are related." ... another link in the chain ...BB )
To contact Lester, write to lester.bickerstaff (at) sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 5, 1999
Very interesting Web page. My name is Jeffrey Wayne Bickerstaff (Jeff). I am the nephew of Lester Bickerstaff who wrote last December. I am the son of Wayne and Pat Bickerstaff (the guy on the right in the picture in "Lester's Bio"). I have only one brother and he is my identical twin named Bryan Bickerstaff (I am the older one however by four minutes). I am from Garland, Texas (suburb of Dallas) and just was married to Leslie Patterson on October 24, 1998.
I am an avid web surfer and very interested in my family name. I used to think there weren't many of us out there, but I guess that is just not the case. My brother and first cousins all take a great deal of pride in our name because of the heritage my grandmother (Mary Rose Bickerstaff) left us. We feel like that there is no one out there quite like a Bickerstaff!! She passed away on December 22, 1992. She was married to Marvin Bickerstaff who still has a brother living in Southlake, Texas (Clyde Bickerstaff).
I have been a City Planner for the City of Garland, Texas for the past five years. My wife Leslie is an Escrow Analyst for GMAC. I attended Garland High School (Class of 1987) and Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas (Class of 1991 and 1994). My wife attended Garland Lakeview Centennial High School (Class of 1989) and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas (Class of 1993). She still can't grasp the "Bickerstaff" mentality, but she still has plenty of time! Interesting family fact: No males have been born into the Bickerstaff side of the family for 3 generations!! The name should live long!!! Keep up the good work. I look forward seeing more in the future.
jlbicker (at) ticnet.com (Home)
Subject: ANOTHER BICKERSTAFFE
Just a quick hello after reading your fasinating Web site. I'm Mark Bickerstaffe age 38 years and formerly of Manchester, England now living with family in California. I work in the computer industry and became interested in my family history upon the birth of my son.
I wanted to let you have a brief summary of my particular Bickerstaffe line, I'm sorry having read carefully your area of interest I am not able to link any sources together. Almost all of the family members below have lived in the Manchester area of England.Mark (me) m Susan (Brett) 09/09/1957 Born Manchester | | ---------------------------------| | Ronald m Hilda (Gee)(dec) b 11/4/1927 1 other child Salford Lynne b 30/1/1951 | | | ------| | William b 19/7/1899 m Sarah McGee Manchester 3 other chldren | Norman b 4/1/1921 | Adalaide b 16/2/1922 | William b 4/8/1924 | | ----| | Arthur m Margaret Ann (Shaw) b 25/5/1870 2 other children Manchester Bertha b 1894 Arthur Edward b 1896 | | | ?
At this point I am stuck, I know that Arthur's mother was Betsy Bickerstaffe (I have the birth certificate but it does not show a father), but have not been able to go back further.
Hope this is of use.
Subject: Fellow Bickerstaff here...
I am Mark Bickerstaff and I currently reside in Buffalo, New York(USA).I am a recent college graduate and I'm searching for a job that will feed me after my parents kick me out of the house. Any jobs down under?....I'm there.
My father and I took a trip through your web site and found it to be an "amazing learning experience"(K.Bickerstaff). My father Kevin Bickerstaff, is originally from the Isle of Wight, U.K.. He has been very interested in researching the Bickerstaff name, which until now has been done by books that list almost every Bickerstaff in the world and have a family tree layed out that looks like an over-grown willow tree. Your information has pruned that tree, if not chopped it down, and has given my father confidence in the fact that the name Bickerstaff was not born from the loins of a drunkin' English peasant from the country who took a weekend trip to London to sow his oates.Finally, I am glad to say that now I can quell my friend's minds that think that the name Bickerstaff is a weapon of war.
Mark & Kevin Bickerstaff
P.S. we received the information about your web site from my father's brother, Tim Bickerstaff, who is a computer-software engineer who resides in Southampton, U.K. and has choosen to remain anonymous; until now...!!!!
George Bickerstaff and family
Subject: Another Bickerstaff on the Net
Thanks to Lester Bickerstaff I got THE WORLD WIDE BICKERSTAFF HOME PAGE on the net. As I learn more about this thing called a computer I may make more contact.
George William Bickerstaff (Bill) (Bick) (dad) (Grandpa) etc.
Subject: A ghost story (Oct 97)
It's almost Halloween 1997 and I have finally managed to download the World Wide Bickerstaff Page that has mysteriously eluded me for the past several months. Now it is five pages and lots of new letters to read.
Time for a ghost story.
Many of the letters express pleasure in finding so many Bickerstaffs on the internet and they like to hear from others who share one of their most personal possessions; their name. Well, I had one reach out over six to eight centuries to touch me!
I'm not kidding and I have a witness who would not lie; she's an attorney and we all know attorneys do not lie. She is also my daughter, Chris. Around thirteen years ago (auspicious isn't it) I was in the UK on business and took the weekend to visit her in Exeter where she was pursuing a master's degree. Among the required sight-seeing stops is their beautiful cathedral, Church of St. Peter, started in 1275 and completed c. 1365. It was, however, originally consecrated a Norman cathedral in 1133.
It was Saturday morning and what started out to be a casual overview of the building turned into a mob-oriented mass of young people intent in practicing for a singing activity to be presented the next day. We could go nowhere. We were forced up against one of dozens of crypts in the area of the altar and there we stood.
Chris, always the more observant, poked me in the ribs and admonished me, "Dad, you're leaning on one of my ancestors".
Sure enough, the crypt held the bones of the then presiding bishop, James(?) Bickerstaffe, who had consecrated the cathedral almost a millennia before. I can't recall if it was the original cathedral or the replacement or if I have his proper first name so if anyone can visit Exeter and check it out, I'd appreciate it.
You'll have to admit that this is a switch from e-mail trying to locate lineage to lineage reaching out to grab you.
Yours in the Name,
Bill (Geo. Wm.) Bickerstaff
To contact George, write to gbick (at) nauticom.net
I'm Lisa Anne Bickerstaff. I live in Rochester, NY USA
I heard about the Bickerstaff Home Page from my father, George William Bickerstaff of Cranberry TWP, PA USA.
I really don't have much to say except that I exist as well as my Mother, Jeanne, and 7 other brothers and sisters (I'm the 7th of 8). Most of my siblings have children, but so far only one carries the name Bickerstaff. My niece, Tereza Bickerstaff (7 yo) lives with her mother and father in Brussels Belg. We are a pretty neat family all in all....
Hope to hear from you,
( Lisa wrote in Dec 97 that she had changed jobs and was now located in Eastern PA ... BB )
Linda Bickerstaff Walden
Subject: New Bickerstaff on-line
I sent a note to Bubba in Alabama telling him after reading the Home-page (which was extraordinary-thank you!)I think I'm his relative and in possession of all genealogy since our ancestor came to America in 1720. That of course means I'm not related to all of you folks whose ancestors stayed in England another 100 or so years. Of course I understand that far enough back we are all related.
For some reason my connection cut out while I was reading and so I couldn't punch up any other bars to see more just the main page as I scrolled back and forth for an hour at least, enjoying every minute. After doing some e-mail I want to go back again!
I'm going to give your address to my oldest son who is single and a computer whiz like yourself. He went to Sydney last year and travels fairly often so you two may get to meet. He loved Sydney, lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Note: If anyone wants more info on lateral lines please e-mail. William Bickerstaff sailed to America in 1720 Wife/ Nancy Pope. His will was proved in 1803 in West Virginia. Other children listed Samuel, Hugh and William Bickerstaff. John(ston) Bickerstaff born at sea 1720, died 1800 Franklin Co. Georgia Wife/Sarah Pollard. Other Ch: Andrew, Johnston, Margaret, Henry,Letitia Robert Bickerstaff born 1770 Pennsylvania; died 1836 Loachapoka, Ala. Wife/Nancy Robertson. 10-14 Other Ch: Andrew, Pollard, Ripley, Robert Harriett, Cynthia,Sarah, Prudence, Margaret, Jane, Nancy, a son, Virginia or Mary? (Above lateral lines of Bickerstaffs will follow at end) William Jefferson Bickerstaff born 1819 Butts Co., Ga.; died 1862 War W/Martha Christian Humber. Other Children not my direct line: Robert Humber Bickerstaff born ? Russell Co., Ala; died 1861 War Mary Anne born 1840 Russell Co.,Ala; died 1921 Seale,Russell,Ala Husband/Napoleon Mitchell James Henry born 1844 Russell Co., Ala. d. 1906 Columbus, Ga. W/Emma Howard.C: Augustus,Hugh,Jas.Jr, Annie,Frank, Daisy,Marion Augustus Howard b.1870 Russell Co., Ala; d.1965 Columbus,Ga. W/Nora Walton. Children: Augustus Jr., Mary, Nora Augustus Howard Bickerstaff Jr. b. 1910 Columbus, Ga. W/Mrs. Mary Elder Coleman. Children: Augustus Howard 3rd born 1937 Chattanooga,Tennessee W/Mrs.Rita Hodges Stephenson. Children: Gregory born 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee Augustus Howard 4th b.1966 Chattanooga, Tenn. Hazel Lindsay b. 1968 Chattanooga, Tennessee Garrison Elder B. born 1940 Chattanooga, Tenn. W#1/Mrs.Merle Wood Roberts. Child: Garrison Elder Bickerstaff Jr. born 1967 W#2/Pamela Huggins. Child: Rebecca Lynn Bickerstaff born 1978 Hazel Walton Bickerstaff b. 1942 Chattanooga, Tenn. Mary Preer Bickerstaff b.1914 Columbus, Ga; d.1986 Ga. H/Marion Dobbs. Children: Marion Jr, Oliver& Mary Dobbs Nora Walton Bickerstaff b. 1919 Columbus, Georgia Husband/Robert Eakle. Children: Joseph and Caroline Hugh Bickerstaff b.1872 Russell Co. Ala; d.1963 Columbus,Ga. Wife/Edna Jennings. Children: Hugh, Martha, Edna Hugh Jennings Bickerstaff born 1903 Seale, Alabama Wife/Mildred Davis. Child: Hugh Jennings Jr. b. 1927 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wife/Mary Garland. Children: Hugh Jennings Bickerstaff 3 b. 1957 Columbus,Ga. Robert Garland Bickerstaff b. 1960 Columbus, Ga. Martha Virginia Bickerstaff born 1909 Seale, Alabama Husband/Franklin Brickles Edna Lindsay Bickerstaff b.1917, d.1936 both Columbus,Ga James Henry Jr. b. 1874 Russell Co.,Ala. d. 1959 Atlanta,Ga. Wife/Eulah Paschal. Children: George Howard b.1902 Hurtsboro, Ala; d.1963 Atlanta, Ga. James Henry Bickerstaff 3, b.1903 Hurtsboro, Ala. Wife/Moselle Mills. Child: Betty Frazer Bickerstaff born 1947 Marietta, Georgia Husband/Daniel McRae. Child: John McRae born 1978 Annie Augusta Bickerstaff b.1876 Russell County, Alabama Never married. Died 1946 Columbus, Georgia U.S.A. Frank Jeter b. 1879 Russell Co., Ala; d. 1961 Columbus, Ga. Wife/Elizabeth Bradford. Children: Frank Jr., Richard, Robt. Frank Jeter Bickerstaff Jr. born 1914 Columbus, Georgia Wife#1/Hazel Raymond. Children: Becky, Frank 3, Robert Becky Bradford Bickerstaff b. 1941 Columbus, Georgia H/Thos.Mosely Jr. Children:Becky, Stephanie, Thomas3 Frank Jeter Bickerstaff 3 born 1946 Columbus,Georgia Wife #1 Susan Thomas. No issue. Wife #2 Rebecca Nye. Child: Frank Jeter Bickerstaff 4 born 1977 Columbus, Ga Robert Raymond Bickerstaff b. 1947 Columbus, Georgia Wife/Martha Stanford. Children: Robert Bradford Bickerstaff 2,b.1973 Columbus,Ga Tyler Stanford Bickerstaff born 1976 Columbus,Ga Wife/#2 Margaret Spencer Yarbrough Richard Howard Bickerstaff b. 1918 Brickyard, Alabama Wife/Margaret Flournoy. Children:Mary,Richard Jr, Walker Mary Flournoy Bickerstaff b. 1942 Columbus, Georgia Husband/Richard Bradley. Children:Margaret, Sara Richard Howard Bickerstaff Jr. b. 1943 Columbus, Ga. Wife/Barbara Loyd Van Duyn. Children: Barbara Van Duyn Bickerstaff b.1974 Columbus,Ga Ann Dunning Bickerstaff born 1977 Columbus, Ga. Walker Reynolds Bickerstaff born 1946 Columbus, Ga. Wife/Catherine Zimmerman. Children: Wm. Taylor Bickerstaff born 1971 Chicago, Ill. Walker Reynolds B. Jr. born 1978 Columbus, Ga Daisy Bright Bickerstaff born 1888 Russell County, Alabama Husband/Charles Dudley. C: Charles, Daisy & William Dudley Marion Emma Bickerstaff born 1893 Russell Co., Alabama H/Thomas Perry. C: Thos., Robt., Ann, Ellen & Jimmy Perry Elmira Louise Bickerstaff b.1848 Glennville,Ala.d.1922 Columbus H/Wm.Dudley. C: Annie, Lizzie, Wm., Mollie, Walter, Mattie, Carrie, Robert, Lula, Emma & Albert Dudley William Jefferson Bickerstaff Jr. b.1850 Russell Co, d.1924 Ala. Wife/Bessie Neill. C:Wm.J.3, Lindsay, Geo., Bessie, Robt., Mary William Jefferson 3rd b. 1899 & d. 1966 in Columbus, Ga. W#1/Nell Garst. Adopted Child: Robert Sherwood Bickerstaff 2 born 1946 Jacksonville,Fla W#2/Winnie Ingram. No issue. Lindsay Neill Bickerstaff born 1901 Columbus, Georgia W/Sara Bussey. Children: Lindsay Jr. and Sara Lindsay Neill Bickerstaff Jr. b. 1937 Columbus, Georgia Wife/Marjorie Boon. Children: Lindsay 3, Wm, Arthur Lindsay Neill B. 3rd born 1968 Columbus, Georgia William Boon Bickerstaff born 1970 Columbus, Georgia Arthur Bussey Bickerstaff born 1972 Columbus, Ga. Sara Bussey Bickerstaff born 1958 Atlanta, Georgia H/James Hatcher Jr. C:Jas.3, Neil, Richard& Sara Hatcher George Hale Bickerstaff b.1904 Brickyard,Ala.d.1975 Columbus W/Clotield Bilbro Children: Geo. Jr., Sherwood, Howard George Hale Bickerstaff Jr. born 1932 Columbus, Georgia Wife/Jo Deason. Children: George Hale Bickerstaff 3rd born 1958 Columbus, Ga. Elizabeth Ann Bickerstaff born 1962 Columbus,Georgia Sherwood Bilbro Bickerstaff born 1935 Columbus, Georgia W/Shirley Meadors. Children: Howard Jefferson Bickerstaff b. 1938 Columbus, Georgia Wife/Ellen Rambo. Children: Charles Daniel Bickerstaff born 1967 Columbus, Georgia Bessie Bright Bickerstaff b.1905 Brickyard. d. 1976 Columbus H/Joseph Blackmon. C: Elizabeth and Joseph Blackmon Robert Sherwood B. b.1907 Brickyard, Ala. d.1908 Columbus,Ga Mary Mitchell B. b. 1914 Brickyard. d.1915 Columbus, Georgia Charles Newton Bick. b.1852 Russell Co.Ala. d.1927 Leesburg, Fla Wife#1/Emma Boykin. Children: Sallie, Robert, Eulah Sallie Bickerstaff born 1875 Seale,Alabama. H/Austin Seymour Children: Emma, Ollie, Chas., Robt., Lola, Austin Seymour Robert Humber B. b. 1877 Seale, Ala. d.1933 Covington, Ga. Wife/Laura Allen. C: Chas., Margaret, Mary, Robert Jr. Charles Allen B. b. 1905 Cole City, Ga. d.1975 Covington W/Margaret Banks. C: Margaret, Charles Margaret Ann Bickerstaff b. 1939 Atlanta, Georgia H/TedCarelock.C:Lee,Victoria,Theresa,CynthiaCarelock Charles Allen Bickerstaff Jr b.1950 Atlanta, Georgia Margaret Louise Bickerstaff b. 1907 Cole City, Georgia Husband/John Green. Child: John Green Jr. Mary Jane Bickerstaff born 1914 Athens, Georgia Husband/Saint Gentry. Ch: Alice & Patricia Gentry Robert Humber B. Jr b.1919 Athens,Ga. d.1978 Albany, Ga. Wife/Bonnie Norris. C: Bonnie, Robert 3, William Bonnie Allen Bickerstaff born 1944 Albany, Georgia Robert Humber Bickerstaff 3rd b.1946 Albany, Ga. Wife/Brenda Lamb. Children: Kimberly and Robert Kimberly Bickerstaff born 1971 Atlanta, Georgia Robert Humber Bickerstaff 4th b.1974 Atlanta, Ga Eulah Mae Bickerstaff born 1880 Seale, Ala. d. 1946 Columbus H/Vivian Gates C:Edward, Vivian,Eulah,Vivian Jr.& Chas.Gates W#2/MaudeDuPree C:Chas.,Georgia,Kathleen,Mary,Evelyn,Jno,Douglas Charles Augustus B. b. 1885 Seale, Ala. d. 1937 Atlanta, Ga. Wife/Mabel Hurt. Children: Annie, Charles, Joel, John Annie Bright Bickerstaff born 1913 Fulton County, Ga. Husband/Charles West. Child: Charles West Jr. Charles Augustus B. Jr b.1916 & buried 1969 Atlanta,Ga W/Ellen England. C: Charles 3, Cynthia, David, Martha Charles Augustus Bickerstaff 3rd b.1948 Atlanta,Ga W/Jayne Chrimes. C: Cynthia Gayle Bickerstaff b. 1949 Atlanta, Georgia H/Wm. Mallard. C: David Dean Bickerstaff b. 1955 & d. 1958 in Atlanta Martha Hurt Bickerstaff b. 1959 Atlanta, Georgia Joel Hurt B. born 1918 & buried 1959 at Atlanta, Ga. W/Dorothy Archer. C: John Marshall Bickerstaff b. 1924 Atlanta, Georgia W#1/Patricia Smith. Children: John, Marshall, Patricia John Herbert Bickerstaff b. 1955 Jacksonville, Fla. Marshall Hurt Bickerstaff b. 1955 Jacksonville, Fla. Patricia Lee Bickerstaff born 1961 Jacksonville, Fla W#2/Hope Taylor Lawton Georgia Lou Bickerstaff b.1887 Seale, Ala. H/Albert Jessup Children:Emmie,AlbertJr.,Katherine, twins, Ga.& Chas.Jessup Kathleen Christian B. b. 1890 SmithsStation, Ala. d.1891 Ala Mary Olivia Bickerstaff b. 1895 Smiths Station, Ala. H#1/Walter Dennard. C: H#2/Vivian Gates Evelyn Estelle B. b. 1897 Smiths Station, Ala. H/David edge. C: John Rankin Bickerstaff b. 1900 Smiths Station, Ala. d. 1966 W#1/Helen Head W#2/Evelyn Bradford W#3/Chloe Fletcher Douglas DuPree Bickerstaff b. 1904 Smiths Station, Alabama W#1? W#2/Norma Litton Martha Pope Bickerstaff b.1858 & d.1948 in Russell Co., Alabama H/John Rutledge Jr. Children :Wm., Annie, Clifford, Frank, John, Mary, Emmie, Carrie, Marguerite Rutledge Francis Dee Bickerstaff b. 1860 & d. 1947 in Russell Co., Ala. Husband/William Bellamy. No Issue. Susan Bickerstaff died young Andrew A. Bickerstaff died young John Ripley Bickerstaff born 1856 Russell Co., Alabama; died 1934 Ala. W/Willie Estelle McCoy. Other children: Norwood, John, Jett, Roy Norwood Aquilla born 1881 Russell Co., Ala. died 1913; Single Johnny Frank b.April 1884 Russell Co., Ala; d.1917 Russell Co.Al W/Lena Cogdell; Children: Frank and John Bickerstaff Frank Carlton b. May 1915; d.July 1972 buried Russell Co.Ala. John Douglas Bickerstaff born Oct 1916; died October 1945. Jett McCoy b.Nov.1888 Russell Co., Ala; d.Oct.1960 Columbus, Ga. W/Anna George Pitts. Children: Burt and William Bickerstaff Burt McCoy Bickerstaff born Feb. 1922 Pittsview, Alabama W/Mary Francis Clay. Children: Sherry, Julia, Burt, Lawrence Sherry Lane Bickerstaff born June 1943 Helena, Arkansas Husband/Thomas Feltenstein. Child: Andrew Thomas born 1977 Julia Anna Bickerstaff born June 1946 Helena, Arkansas H/William Cox. Child:Allison Clay Cox b.May 1975 Wash. D.C. Burt McCoy Bickerstaff Jr. born May 1950 in Germany Lawrence Clay Bickerstaff born Feb 1955 Fairbanks, Alaska William Lawrence b.Jan.1929 Hatchechubbee, Russell Co, Alabama W/Annelle Green Forester. Children: Betty and William Betty Burt Bickerstaff born Nov.1959 Columbus, Georgia,U.S. William Lawrence Jr. born February 1961 Columbus, Georgia Paul Bellamy Bickerstaff born 1898 Russell Co, Ala.; died 1974 Arizona W.#1/Liska Wilder--children: Elizabeth and John Elizabeth Pauline born Dec.1923, H/Tom Wilson. Child: John Bryan Wilson born April 1947 John Layfayette born Feb.1927 Russell Co,Ala.died abt.1982 Fla. W/Roslyn E. Shenton-Children:Michael, James, Charlotte,Suzanne Michael John born March 1957 James Bellamy born May 1958 Charlotte Faye born May 1960 Suzanne Elizabeth born April 1962 W.#2/Willie Mae Bolton Acker. Child:Linda Linda Gail Bickerstaff born 1946 Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi Husband/James Walden.Children Robert, Matthew, Benjamin, Daniel, Spencer Robert Glenn born Oct. 1964, Henderson, Clark Co., Nevada/Single Matthew Vance b. Aug. 1968, Flagstaff, Coconino Co., Arizona W/Robin Evans. Children: Kelsey Suzanne and Sydney Gail Benjamin Paul born Nov. 1969, Boulder City, Clark Co., Nevada W/Natalie Hillesheim Daniel Dale born Feb. 1971 Henderson, Clark County, Nevada W/Lindsay Ward Spencer Staley born Aug. 1972 St. George, Washington Co., Utah
Thank you for putting my mind at ease. I typed until 4:30 AM and realized there were still a few lines from children of Robert Bickerstaff born 1770 that I'd never gone back to for their descendancy.
I made a note under that line of children that it would follow. Now that I know you got the pedigree of William who sailed to America in 1720, I'll finish it ASAP.
That will complete all Bickerstaff name descendancy in Sara Bussey Bickerstaff's book. I started out listing the married daughters and their descendancy but it was starting to look like everything but Bickerstaffs so I deleted all the other names and just listed the married Bickerstaff girl, her husband's name and the first names of her children. Anyone who may recognize an ancestor who was originally a Bickerstaff can e-mail anyone with the book for their descendency.
You've sure undertaken an enormous job with all you're doing but you're really making people happy and giving wonderful service which is what life is all about isn't it? Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Linda Bickerstaff Walden
Subject: Lateral Line Descendency from Robt. Bick. 1770 Penn.
As listed previously William Bickerstaff formerly Bickerstath or Bickersteth (from Lancashire Parish near Ormskirk in England sailed to America in 1720, died in West Virginia (w. Nancy Pope) and his first son Johnston was born at sea 1720 and died in 1800 Franklin County, Georgia. Other children of William: William, Hugh and Samuel of whom I know nothing.
Johnston Bickerstaff (w. Sarah Cynthia Pollard b.1725) children: Robert (who is my ancestor) born 1770 in Pennsylvania and died 1836 in Alabama, and Andrew, Johnston, Margaret, Henry and Letitia Bickerstaff of whom I know nothing.
Robert Bickerstaff (w. Nancy Robertson b. 1770 Ireland) parents of 11-14 children: William Jefferson (my ancestor whose extensive descendency is listed in last e-mail) and others whose descendency is listed now as far as known:
Andrew J. married #1 Mary Weldon in 1832 and #2 Susan Compton b.1816, d. 1888 Pollard Brown b. 1816 Ga., d. 1890 Al., m. #1 Sophia Hancock 1839, child: Virgina b. 1841 m.Grantham (?) #2 Mary Sanford Baker 1843, b.1825 Ga., d. 1906 Al. children:Robert Abner b. 1845 m. Mrs. Harriet Smith Allen Reuben b. 1846, d. 1862 Harriet Elizabeth b. 1848, m. Benjamin Baker Mary Emma (twin) b. 1857, m. Richard Butts Martha Ellen (twin) b. 1857, m. John Calvin Gardner Ida b. 1859, d. 1957 m. John Shepherd Ingram 1877 Al. children: Atkin, Samuel, Thomas, Ida, Frances, Willie Corinne, John and Ladye Ruth Ingram Alice b. 1861, m. John Thomas Gardner Ripley Bartow b. 1863, m. Idonia Taylor Sarah Frances m. D. H. Pruitt Ripley Harrison m. Catherine Webb Robert Judson b. 1823 Ga., d. Arkansas, m. Mary Dozier 1848, b. 1828 Ga. Harriet m. Creed Taylor Wise in 1832 in Ga. Cynthia m. Hugh Wise in 1823 in Ga. Sarah b. 1808 Ga., m. Joseph W. slaughter 1827 Ga. Prudence m. Henry Penn Slaughter 1829 in Ga. Margaret m. Alsey Durham 1823 in Ga. Jane d. Ga., m. #1 William Head in 1818, #2 Captain Ferguson Nancy m. Thomas Northam 1812 Son (name unknown) Virginia (or Mary) m. William Penn Slaughter
I think that concludes whatever is known about the original American Bickerstaffs as gathered by Mrs. Lindsay Neill Bickerstaff ( son of Wm. Jefferson Bickerstaff Jr.)in her book. Anyone knowing more about the other sons (Hugh, Samuel,& Wm.) of William who sailed to America from England in 1720 or any information on the other children of his son Johnston PLEASE contribute it to the Bickerstaff Page. People are interested!
(Ed note: Email originally supplied is no longer operational)
Related to the above posting, I later received this email from Ms Amy Ourso in 2003:-
I was trying to find information to create a family tree for my son's babybook and came across this webapage. It was extremely helpful in compiling the family tree. Since I utilized your page for information, I felt that I owed you in return. If you are interested in keeping your geneology current. I have three new Bickertaffs for you to add. ON part three of your geneology, about halfway downt he list you will notice the name Annie Augusta, follwoing down from that the first indention is Frank Jeter, Jr, following down you will see Frank Jeter 4, and then three lines down Robert Bradford and Tyler Stanford.
Tyler Stanford married in Dec 2000 to Shannan Hartley of Montgomery Alabama and they had twin boys in August 2002, William Tyler and Paul Stanford.
Robert Bradford Bickerstaff had a son in January 2001 by the name of Harrison Reed Bickerstaff. I am HArrison "Reed"'s mom but am not married to Robert Bradford. I don't know how up to date you keep this information, but I hope it helps. Also, Thomas Mosely listed right above that son of Becky Bickerstaff, also has a son Thomas and just recently delivered a newborn. IF you want I can get that information for you aas well.
Anyway, thanks for posting such a detailed lineage..it really helped.
Amy M. Ourso
To contact Amy, write to aourso(at)excite.com
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